Hard Candy Gallery Girl Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss Review



By Priya S.

Skin/Hair Type: Oily and occasionally acne-prone/Normal Hair

Hello gorgeous ladies,

As much as I love Hard Candy makeup, I never got a chance to try their lip glosses, but just recently, I picked up a few shades. So today, I will be reviewing a lip gloss from Hard Candy from the “Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss” range in the shade “Gallery Girl.”
Hard Candy Gallery Girl Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss

Product Claim/Product Description:
Plumping Serum lip gloss will give you the biggest, sexiest lips possible without a doctor’s visit. Sheer colour, outrageous shine.

CAD 6.99 (approximately INR 358).
Shade name

My Experience with Hard Candy Gallery Girl Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss:

Packaging: This lip gloss comes in a cylindrical, long, clear plastic tube with a glossy metallic silver cap with black fancy details. It does look quite stylish. The clear body of the tube makes the shade visible through, making it easy to identify it in the makeup stash. The packaging is a bit bulky, travel friendly yet sturdy. The doe-foot applicator is a sponge tip that is slightly slanted, providing ease of application. One dip does not really pick up enough product, so for full coverage, I need to dip the wand in two to three times into the lip gloss tube.
Open lip gloss tube

Color:  The shade “Gallery Girl” is a gorgeous pinky n*de shade with neutral undertones and the right amount of shimmer. It is a wearable colour and would suit fair to medium skin tones. This lip gloss can be worn on its own, but preferably looks better over a lip pencil or lipstick to add a beautiful shine to your pout.
Pink lip gloss tube

Pigmentation: This sure is not one of the most pigmented glosses out there, but sure adds a fair amount of colour and shine when worn on its own. When topped over a lipstick, it gives a high-shine finish that looks absolutely gorgeous. When worn over a lip pencil, it makes the lips look fuller and plumper.

Texture: The texture of this gloss is super glossy and more like a thick creamy syrup. It is pretty light in texture and does not feel super sticky. It has the correct amount of stickiness for it to last a bit long on the lips and yet not irritate them. This lip gloss is truly plumping. It does have that slight sting and tingling sensation post which, the lips do get plumped a bit to give a beautiful, fuller look. It is creamy and quite moisturizing and even if you have extremely dry lips, you need not apply any lip balm underneath.
Lip gloss applicator

Longevity: The staying power of this lip gloss is average. It adheres to the lips and stays put for a good 3-4 hours. Since it is a gloss, it does transfer a bit and loses its shine with some snacking. Overall, I would not complain about this feature considering this is a creamy lip gloss.
Lip swatches

Pros of Hard Candy Gallery Girl Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss:

  • Sturdy and nice packaging.
  • Beautiful natural pinky n*de shade.
  • Super-sized lip gloss.
  • Very hydrating on the lips.
  • Very comfortable on the lips
  • Semi-sticky consistency.
  • Plumps the lips in the true sense of the term.
  • Beautiful shade selection.
  • Average pigmentation.
  • The perfect amount of shine and shimmer.
  • Affordable.
  • Easily available online and in Walmart.

Cons of Hard Candy Gallery Girl Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss:

  • Will not be liked by girls who don’t like shimmer glosses.
  • Stings a bit due to the plumping serum present in the gloss.
  • Not very long lasting.

IMBB Rating:

Would I Recommend Hard Candy Gallery Girl Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss?
Oh sure! I would recommend this gloss to anyone who loves a sheer lip gloss with average pigmentation and super shine. Also, girls who prefer lip glosses over lipsticks should definitely get this one. At this price point, the quality of these glosses is unbeatable!

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